Renault Trucks aims to re-gain municipal market advantage
Renault Trucks announced at Freight in the City, that it is setting its sights on the municipal sector, and believes its ZE technology will help to boost its appeal. The first vehicle in its zero-emission range is the Master ZE, which features a 57kW battery, giving it a 124-mile range. Although initially only available as a 3.1-tonne GVW panel van, next year it will be joined by a chassis cab and higher GVWs. Also arriving in 2020 are RHD Range D and Range D Wide 16- and 26-tonners. Order books are open, with deliveries expected in week 11.
Renault Trucks head of LCV Grahame Neagus said: “We’ve always been popular in refuse collection with our D Wide, but we are looking to expand into other pockets, like construction.”
- Watch the full video interview here https://youtu.be/zi1RT_jlT7E
First Low-entry L series hybrid rolled out at Freight in The City
Scania debuted a hybrid L-series (below) – an L320 6x2 rear-steer chassis cab – which, according to head of pre-sales Phil Rootham, will improve fuel economy figures by between 10% and 15%. The truck’s DC09 diesel engine is supplemented by a 7.4kW lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. This powers an electric motor, which is situated between the diesel engine and Opticruise gearbox, allowing the truck to run on electricity alone for 10km. Like the other L-series on show, it had a factory-fitted passenger window, giving it a five-star TfL Direct Vision Safety rating.
- Check out the show highlights from Freight in the City 2019 in this video: https://youtu.be/rmbH-V7-OMo